Re: Where's Cartman when you need him.

From: The Boss <>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:26:41 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 16, 11:46 pm, Noons <> wrote:
> On Feb 17, 6:49 am, joel garry <> wrote:
> > Just got a call from some Oracle customer rep with a difficult Indian
> > accent, telling me support prices will increase 10% for those who
> > don't upgrade to 11g by end of support.  I transferred him to boss,
> > who asked him when, and he didn't know.  (I think it's July).
> > Man, what a job that must be, pissing off customers and trying to get
> > more money out of them.  I need a cartoon character to kick him in the
> > nuts.
> I'm amazed Computerworld and others haven't picked on that one either.
> It just goes to show how much of the "press"  is simply bought,
> nowadays.
> Now not only we pay through the nose for the licence but if we don't
> spend a fortune in regular upgrades, we get charged more.  Time to
> check other db makers, I reckon...

It seems DB2 has a nice "Oracle Compatibility" feature... <d&r>

> And before the usual idiocy about using grid or oem to do "auto-
> upgrades" starts, for the umpteenth time: the problem is NOT the
> upgrade (or install) process itself!  It never was.

This one seems more or less appropriate here: Received on Wed Feb 16 2011 - 17:26:41 CST

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